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from around the world, hundreds of children have been born to women abused by fighters. in addition to social pressure, you can only carry their religion if both parents are leaving the i'm darin jordan with a quick reminder. the headlines here on out 07 rockets have been fired towards campbell airport. some of them have been intercepted. it comes a day out of the us had warned that another attack on the facility was highly likely that it has more now from cobbled the information we have right now from a resident who was near to this vehicle, which by the rockets they said that 5 rockets were fired, they made the back of a trunk, about 4 kilometers with the vehicle, but with the trunk facing the airport shooting. and that direction we saw imagery of one building that was damaged by
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a rocket. it's unclear if there are actually any casualties from this, but we do know that the c ram, which is anti myself system, was activated. i actually woke up to it this morning at about 6 45 am. is quite a distinct thunder. well, on sunday us thought is launched a drone strike enough gun. as don's capital cobble targeting would be suicide bombers. they say, plan to attack the cities airport. according to some meter report, 6 people, including 4 children, are among the dead. and dissolved, has been declared in the us state of louisiana to hurricane either knocked out power to the whole of new orleans. as left, more than half a 1000000 people without electricity, the storm is weakens in making landfall on sunday. at least one person has died. saudi state media is reporting that the country's ad defensive intercepted and destroyed 3 drones launched by who the rebels in yemen. on sunday, the rebels attack humans biggest database in the south with drones and missiles, at least 30 soldiers were killed at military base in large province. the airbase is
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used by any government forces backed by saudi arabia and the u. a. dozens of people were injured. several palestinians have been injured during protest along the border separating the gaza strip from israel israeli army fighting demonstrators were setting fire answering rocks and explosive devices approaches to place up to strike some alleged target and a locked downs been extended in new zealand, most popular city restrictions will now stay in place in oakland for another 2 weeks. the country's battling and outbreak of the delta variant after being virus free for nearly 6 months earlier, a woman died after getting a shot of the pfizer coded vaccine. those were the headlines. news continues here now to 0. after all hell the algorithm state you. thanks so much and bye for now. the news
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news news. news . with me, i think of some of the biggest companies in the world today is amazon, microsoft,
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facebook. we track all of them with algorithms that there were more than just uses or customers for the generations of data. they need us to like them for them because the more that we use them, the more data we produce were in the middle of a great race. the data and big tech companies around the for the past 3 years, academics, nicole dri, analissa may have been investigating a phenomenon. they call data colonialism. while the noise scales and contexts may have changed, they say colonialism, same underlying functions of empire building extraction and appropriation remain
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that the new land grabbed going on. there's not land that being grabbed. it's us, it's human life, the acquisition, the construction of data, valuable data for corporate use, out of the flow of our lives that the land grab going on. and that's why we're closing and see only what it does justice to that. let's think for instance of all the end user license agreements or the terms of use that we read whenever we sign up for a new social media platform. and if we think about the process of being asked to agree with something that we cannot even understand and signing away certain rights, signing away our property in this act, i think it's a very interesting parallel. we're not for one moment saying that colonialism today with data involved, the same horrific level of finance that was involved in the beginning of colonialism. which saying that the core of historic hello nathan was the force to
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involve people in a massive new system, a new order, a new organization of the world economy. in the history of colonialism, we've had different empires. and so of course, we can think of the spanish empire, the british empire. i think we would say this to point in history. in terms of beta colonialism, we have 2 centers of power. we have the united states and one kite and china india . and of course, we know the american corporations very well in terms of google, facebook, amazon. we, we don't know, it will be chinese corporations very well, because their reach is just beginning to expand beyond china. so or china has been kind of like an internal colony, but we are starting to see how chinese corporations, how the infrastructure developed in china is starting to expand it to different parts of the world, including asia and africa. ah,
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china, the biggest while wait technology, africa has seen a gold mine in countries like south africa, nigeria, kenya, which is wherein now had delivered some of the most rapidly growing angela new bola has studied the way affect here in kenya. they're building products, for example, that are suited to the african market that she says, the mobile phone that you can get in various african markets as a chinese phone. those are all over every 90 percent of that. and they are building relationships with governments. they providing infrastructure . so while we has provided a lot of infrastructure for surveillance in canyon i c t and kenya, you work in every country where this develops, developing somewhere in the middle. and that's really useful for governments here. so we advise them on the government data centers on the government services or anything else because shadows its businesses from around the world. and the nice
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thing is, of course, it provides benefits of people who are connected. metals are business, those generating revenue off as well. but the other piece of the chinese influence is that the surreptitious what there's a lot of questions about their tissues, data collection, with technology that's coming in from china. and in some ways it's the other side of the coin, right? there's a whole lot of data that's being taken out from african countries and from african citizen to be kept handled, used by people who are not necessarily responsible or answerable to african people. the quality does not access people's data our, our data. so i don't think that we are the kind of companies that are benefiting of people's data. the only day that we're using is just to improve our products themselves, such as using artificial intelligence and smartphones in our network equipment so that it can improve be faster. there is skeptics who would question adams assertion
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. after all, most big tech companies to exploit use a daughter in some way. however, even if one way doesn't do it, there are other chinese operations in africa that collect and make extensive use of people's data here. and i wrote me, the dominant for chinese tech is undeniably from telecommunication lines. the satellite network right, jumped applying to people, hands and the apps on the chinese companies have this. and much of the daughter produces, its trinity. and holdings, for instance, cells to over 40 percent of the mobile market in sub saharan africa. it's phone sell into the brand names. techno i tell an internet, but it's strategy doesn't end with the hardware. data driven out like the music streaming service doing play, and digital payment platform. pompeii add to a growing repository, his daughter and african uses, and can help boost money, making opportunities for transients. when you think about just calling,
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because i think the thing that gets lost is that the primary objective it was about money, was fundamentally about using power using halter, using all these kinds of tools to impose one society and another society. 2 of the 1st decides he could make money off of that. when you define colonialism like that, then you really start to see the residences. chinese been investing in africa, many parts of asia for 2030 years, very systematically is never pretended that it does. it's doing anything other than the expanding its economic interests. it has not you civilizing rhetoric because it doesn't need to. let's contrast that for the moment with a company like microsoft, which talks about democratizing ai or facebook that is concerned to give as it were, connection connectivity had to be a privilege for some of the rich and powerful needs to be something that everyone
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share. facebook has made a big push to present itself as a benevolent forced to get people online. since 2013. the company has been leading a giant project called internet don't sort of gateway to the world wide web for those with poor connectivity. the app that says is the portal to facebook's version of the internet. it's called free basics, and it's been launched in at least 60 countries, more than half of them in africa. the idea is to provide access to select sites without data charges. in effect, it's a stripped down version of the internet that has one very important component guaranteed connection with facebook and guaranteed possibilities of data extraction . which is why, despite the company's slick marketing, not everyone is convinced that this is an entirely selfless exercise injurious and believes a leading digital rights advocate. i think what mostly interesting in the,
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what i'll call technol politics is the rush to connect the unconnected, and the rush to retain the connected in very specific platforms. a lot of his actors will do anything and everything to make sure, at some point to other these use it go through their platform because it's all about the data. it's all about how much data can i get about people, so that can sell ads. so that you know concrete predictive things to keep them hoped into what i'm able to offer. and therefore the world's kit will keep turning . there is no way that a lot of these tech companies would be able to behave in their home countries, the way they behave in the developing world. there's no way that you would be able to roll out a project as big as the basics without some kind of check or valid with without some kind of ethical loop. there was no effort to even say, this is what this mean. this is how this will work for you, and that is really telling right of what they think that african people want and, or need from the internet projects that are largely in this case,
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emerging from silicon valley weston, ameris centric approach to connecting the unconnected. i read the deeply steeped in the same condescending ways of doing development. so this notion that give them something that is better than nothing. i mean, why would anyone not want that vehicle when you listen is frame in terms of activity i ational mission. when people are connected, we can accomplish some pretty amazing things. just like historical colonialism, what's frame as well, in terms of bringing progress, bringing something that is good and beneficial for humanity. we can get closer to the people that we care about. we can get access to new jobs and opportunities and ideas. our participation is expected and our participation we are told it for our own good. meanwhile, all of these extraction and capturing of the kind of happening in the background without us realizing the consequences. ready the facebook free basic model,
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which is basically about expanding for facebook, the demain of day to extraction across the world at a time when demand for facebook is beginning to fall amongst the younger people in particular, in the circle west is very interesting justice, in historic colonialism, the apparent weakness of the colonized population is the lack of weapons, their lack of sudden resources. the lack of an economic structure suggested to the colonizers that they needed to be colonized. they needed to have whatever the colonial system would offer them to bind them in. free basics is just one of facebook's many initiatives across africa. facebook, the latest sharing can. yeah, it's called extra. why fine. the company is teamed up with local internet service providers to install why fi hotspots like here in the town of gala on the outskirts of nairobi, jerry nimble thea is a headdress, who signed up as
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a vendor for facebook? express? why funny. he gets the commission on every data bundle. he sells his customers, say they love lead to facebook because even myself, i use it and they find their bundle cheaper. that cheaper than you compared to the network. you get the 5 bundles, 1100 for free. yeah, did you find people? yes they do. they find it cheaper, you find it available and they made up from experts. why fi has been an undeniable success. yeah. it is made web access cheap of the people living in undeserved locations. then there are so many people living our own water connected to their ways. however, for those studying the activities of facebook and other big tech companies in kenya, it's impossible to ignore the huge potential for data mining. last year, the facebook was pushed to admit that it added its own software to the why fi access points that enabled non facebook data, such as customer names and phone numbers to directly flow to the corporation. while
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facebook says the purpose of the software is to ensure that hotspots functioning well, there's no clarity on just how much additional daughter is being collected and how that's being used. a lot of these companies aren't african, they're not even based in kenya, in africa, get tenure alone. so, what is a kenyan citizen supposed to do when an american company uses their data, sells their data market, you know, as a product and without their consent, without their ability to intervene to appeal to a court system. that's kind of the gray area that we're falling into. a lot of these big tech companies. facebook isn't the only big tech company playing the connectivity card here and can last year alphabet. the parent company who is most famous brand is google, signed to deal with telecom, kenya, to quote, connects the unconnected using believe. yep, believe loon is a path breaking project that's been 8 years in the making. and the idea is
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deceptively simple. ready use high altitude balloons to provide internet connectivity in remote and hard to reach concept. the world kenya is where loon is making its commercial debut. i spoke with charles merida, he doesn't represent learning, but it's more well known, 50 company, google google mission from the get go, was to really get a lot of the africans who are offline on night and to make sure that they get online, you know, more affordable and have better con content as well as relevant. and the mission around loon is to ensure that we're able to deliver connectivity to the most remote part of the continent and around the world. so i'm proud to say that he and kenya is the 1st commercial agreement between noon. our sister company and telecom kenya was to be seen is what standard of accountability they will be with. it means that people are restricted to using google ask site, for instance,
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that remains to question what data will be collected in the process of connecting people. i put some of these questions to charles. he made it clear he couldn't say much more about ling. after all, he doesn't work for that company. he did tell me this though, about google's approach to data collection. so what we do at google is we ensure that we have employed, i use a trust, that is something that's really important. and that uses understand exactly what we're doing with the data that we have on them. we also ensure that they're able to manage and control. so transparency, ability to manage and control the data that we have on our users is really critical . and when it's so transparent, people get to enjoy the magic of google. chelsea uses a lot of positive p r speak, especially when it comes to discussing matters relating to data. that doesn't come as a big surprise because data ownership access privacy is an incredibly sensitive legal
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and political issue across the world. governments and regulators have been looking at that data a lot more and more seriously. but perhaps the most widely publicized is the european union, general data protection regulation, otherwise known as g d p, which sent a global benchmark for strengthening individual rights or the personal data. that's really the discrepancy that we're seeing here is that western government and societies have more space to keep these companies in check and to force them to abide by the local social standards than countries in other parts of the world. and that's where the colonialism label really starts to become active. there is not enough space for ordinary african citizens to push their government from these issues. there's not enough space for us to actually demand a different standard of treatment. min jolla has a point. just take a look at the state of data regulation around the world, and you'll see how stock the balances. according to a study by the lawson deal,
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a north america of strength, much of europe and china have what they would classify as heavy or robust regulation. for many countries across africa, regulation ranges from moderate to 0. the kenyan government says they're working on it, but the speed at which they are developing policies is being outstripped by the speed at which private plays are revolutionizing telecoms and internet connectivity. i don't have anything particularly wrong with the private sector after taking a lead role. if, especially again, they have the resources and the web build to be able to do this. the question is, where are state in this game to keep them in check because of the narrative around how any and all digital development is a positive or net positive, are asking critical questions is almost seen as being an enemy of progress. and therefore, the risk is your people in the community. so miss out. so because of that nuanced and problematic notion being created very few politicians and by extension
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government actors, one to step up to the play to play this game proactively. which come to think about data as being within ready to be extracted like oil can be extracted from the i suddenly used to think of my daughter that way before i begin doing research and interviews with the campus. but since come to realize that our lives, locations, family members, our preferences, that dislikes all of this isn't really data until you create algorithms that can convert every single human being into a collection of bits that money can be made. so this means that the somehow the oil or they call it the data exhaust naturally within us, which is natural, there to be used by corporations. it happens for their profit. if credibly important miss to say there's nothing we can do about this. this is the way things are, but go back 203040 years. this was not the way things we need to hold on to that
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path to remembering to parts on the memory of that past in order to show that this remains, the missed that is that the core, the colonial project. so we're not just talking about the big players, facebook, google, amazon, and in china by do alibaba 10 cent, etc. the social quantification sector is a larger industry sector that's composed of the big players as well as are all sorts of hardware manufacturers, software developers, all of this platform inter printers as well as data analytic firms and data brokers . so altogether they constitute this sector that provides the infrastructure for making this extraction possible extraction of data from our human social life. we are the bodies producing the data, but we are not necessarily the ones who benefit from that. so i'll stay here is people's ideas, people's dreams. people hopes people's frustrations being used to sell things back
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to them. where do we actually get our money back? we're not saying no tech in africa. we're not saying, you know, jump over africa as you're thinking about an internet has done a lot of really good things in africa. i mean, a lot of connections possible that were not possible even 510 years ago. the question is, how do you mitigate the harm? how do you make sure that you protect the good and you corral the bad, the model that we have now isn't doing that. i think we should be bold enough and brave enough to go back to the drawing board and challenge ourselves to think differently about this model. is there a better way of doing this thing? is there a more humane way of doing the connectivity thing that we're trying to do to all of the corporation? oh,
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technology is neither positive and negative or neutral. it will always of the intrinsic motivation that exists in a community or where it's being deployed. one practical tip that i've found very useful is to keep myself informed and bring in as much critical for it. and questioning of when we are told, you know, technology x is the solution and is the disruptor. you know, to question how we arrived at that conclusion. supporting actors, what make it that day to day like to ask the things is one way to also keep making sure you view your concerns are represented. and it's, you know, not to give into their fear. we can still figure out how to use the society technology could help with that. but it that teaching us that we need to go back to the basics of how we form society and how we find consensus and how we quit vist in this world. children who are now 5 years or younger, a growing up with toys, which are in fact robots algorithmically programmed,
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which operates by tracking everything they do and playing back to them in forms that help the child grow. everything they say, we don't know what happens to that data, but it will be probably impossible in about 10 years time to say to the child who is now by that stage grown up adult. you can live in a world without being tracked algorithmically, every moment of your life is therefore very important. we start, in a sense, speaking the truth to a very new type of power that is walking the face of the i think it is easy to forget, you know, a time, even before all of our lives were ruled. in a sense, why all of the technologies, and yet when i talk to young people, i'm encouraged by the sense that they don't think all of the inevitable. and they are actually less deterministic that i am. when i think about technology, when i hear them talk about their changing perceptions towards facebook towards
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social media, how they're becoming critical of it and how they're becoming more literate consumers in terms of reading the terms of service in terms of trying to make sense of up to technical, legalistic language. i think that gives me hope that people can become more active consumers and participants think that it's really important for us as we're thinking about the issues that are pushing. he's in the challenges, astrology prevents to remember that human being, our core part of this and human nature is very teresa. and it's very repetitive. we've actually been here before with other forms of communication technology. when you think about radio and the role that radio played, for example, in the 2nd world war, when you think about the launch of television and b, c is around advertising in the fields around how television will change societies.
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these are all conversations that have actually happened in the past. and so for me, the big lesson is, let's learn from what has already happened in the past. let's not be afraid to look back. there's nothing radically so radically different about internet technology that human beings haven't really grappled with before. around the world, a powerful entities are working to manipulate and influence the controls. taking algorithms that are being developed in, designed to push the content that says quick me, every click, we make is value off. what, what ends in the, for the 5 last series raise in mexico. examining how the propaganda and probably shape content all fail. the algorithm, jeviana ah,
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hello there, let's look at the weather in the middle east and it's hot and it's dry. temperatures are where we expect them to be for much of the region, but they are going to pick up slightly. they have been down a little bit, not just for iraq and kuwait, but also for katasha. we take a look at the 3 day for doe how we are going to temperature come up slightly, and the humidity will dip down, but the winds will pick up by the time we get to wednesday for the south of this and suddenly winds keeping things cool. in oman and yemen, and we are expecting no showers to strengthen around western areas of yemen. we could see a storm or 2 in those join up with the showers in storms across the running across the open rift valley. we are going to see some stronger rains, potentially flooding as well in the eastern areas of the democratic republic of congo. come tuesday as those rains for heaviest, here. but it's really in west africa where we are seeing those thunderstorms roll out to the west, bringing with them the really wet and windy weather for gone out for sierra leone
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as well as fall iberia. we could see flooding as those rains for heavily. now moving down further south, we are seeing the wet weather effect, part of mozambique, and for south africa, we've got wet and windy weather on the way for cape town. the in countries lay mind people have been killed to be we in the united states have privatized the ultimate public war. this was a deal with saudi arabia. things were done differently. saudis and other areas when they came to britain to be all to help the bomb steal your from. so this meeting, saddam isn't that interesting there. i am. shadow on al jazeera ah
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